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How to Start a Business and Ignite Your Life


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Ernesto Sirolli received a Laurea di Dottore in Political Science from Rome University and a PhD from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. For over thirty years, he has worked all over the world in the field of local economic development. In 1984, he pioneered a novel approach to local development, based on "facilitating" the transformation of local good ideas into viable businesses. In 1985, Ernesto took this ideas and went out in the community to empower people to take responsibility for their own economic and community development. Ernesto has six years experience working for local self-reliance in African countries and over twenty years implementing Enterprise Facilitation programmes in the US and other countries. For his work in Australia, he received the Silver Jubilee Award for the Best Job Creating Project in Australia. Dr. Sirolli is the founder of the Sirolli Institute International located in Sacramento, California. He is, also, the best-selling author of Ripples from the Zambezi: Passion, Entrepreneurship and the Rebirth of Local Economies. In addition to his teaching schedule, Dr. Sirolli is a highly sought-after speaker and lectures around the world.


"Ernesto Sirolli has spent 30 years helping people find the resources they need to start businesses and make them thrive. He and the people he's trained have been instrumental in launching more than 40,000 enterprises in 250 communities and 25 countries. Curiosity, commitment, and the willingness to spend time in some of the most remote locations on earth have given him unusual insight into what successful entrepreneurs do well. Above all, he advises business leaders to shut up and listen."

--Sally Helgesen "Strategy+ "

" . . . there's much worthwhile advice, notably when it comes to creating a business plan."

--Publishers Weekly

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